How was your day today? Did you spend it, like most of us, hiding from the sun?
If you’re not a farmer, a construction worker, a landscape architect or a tour guide – You probably did.
Either at home or at the office, you spent most of your day indoors. And if you happened to go outside, you didn’t forget your sunglasses, to “protect” your eyes from the sun.
And you didn’t forget to put on sunscreen, to “protect” your skin.
Think you ever consider that this routine, which all of us consider “normal” and “healthy since childhood, could be making you sick?
Everyone talks about the malnutrition epidemic, but no one talks about the malilumination epidemic.
We all suffer from light deprivation, and most of us have no clue about the disastrous consequences of it – To our health and emotional well being.
The Dangers of Light Deprivation (To our Health and Emotional Well Being)
Light is one of the critical factors in our health and emotional well being. Being light-deprived creates major imbalances in our ability to function as healthy, emotionally balanced people.
We are just like plants. We can’t live and thrive without the sun.
Take a plant, place it indoors, under fluorescent light, put a few sunglasses on it and rub it with special plant sunscreen.
What would happen to this plant?
It’s exactly what’s happening to you.
It’s a well known fact that in northern European countries, such as Norway and Finland, where months of darkness occur every year, “weird” things happen.
In these countries, a direct correlation has been found between decreased exposure to sunlight and higher rates of irritability, fatigue, insomnia, depression, illnesses, alcoholism and suicide.
Sunlight, our major source and provider of light, warmth and energy not only sustains all life on earth, it sustains the earth itself.
Yet we are taught to do everything to avoid the sun. Sunglasses, for example, are one of the worst inventions of all time (I think I heard a few fashion gurus faint somewhere).
Did you know that Vitamin D is absorbed not only through the skin, but through the eyes?
Unfortunately, your favorite killer pair of mirrored shades ruins any chance of that.
Sunscreen is another way to block the absorption of Vitamin D, which is already scientifically proven to the ultimate skin cancer (and all cancers) preventer.
The sun’s Full spectrum of light affects every single biological function in our body and stimulates every single cell in our body.
It affects our ability to heal from diseases, relieve pain, regulate our metabolism, our energy levels and vitality, our mood and mental health – Everything.
Sunlight is pure healing energy.
Our lives, health and well being are truly dependant upon the sun.
And modern science is now proving what’s been known for centuries:
You can heal almost anything with humanity’s oldest friend in the universe – light.
The sunlight’s specific waves can effectively treat dozens of health problems, boost our immunity, and lift our mood and energy – Without drugs and without side effects.
Basically, light therapy can replace the entire list of most prescribed medications in the U.S – and can be used by yourself, at home, whenever your need it.
I’ll prove it to you here and now.
The 6 Astounding (Proven) Benefits of Light Therapy
Sunlight is composed by varieties of energies that are transmitted to earth in the form of electromagnetic waves.
We can’t see all of these waves, but the visible portion contains all the colors of the rainbow – from violet (the shortest wavelength) to red (with the longest).
The sunlight can be “broken” up into its spectral components (colors) and each component can be used for a specific medical problem.
Modern science has proven that these specific waves can effectively treat dozens of health problem, boost the immunity system, regain energy and vitality, and eliminate chronic pain – All without a single pill.
Bright Light Therapy Proven Benefits
Did you ever notice how light can affect your mood?
How do you feel when you’re outside on a sunny day? And how do you feel in a dark, rainy day?
Full spectrum light has a powerful affect on our energy levels, our sleep schedule, our mood and our emotional well being.
1. SAD and depression – Bright light therapy (10,000 LUX) is now a scientifically proven natural treatment for mood disorders, seasonal affective disorder and even depression.
A few studies have already proven that Serotonin, the brain hormone associated with mood elevation, rises with exposure to bright light and decreases with less sun exposure.
This means that the longer you are exposed to bright light, the higher levels of Serotonin in your blood and the better your mood will be.
A 2006 double-blind randomized controlled trial compared bright-light therapy head to head with the popular antidepressant Prozac (fluoxetine).
The study found the 2 treatments EQUALLY effective for SAD and mild depression, and SAD light boxes were found to work faster, with no side effects.
See more about using a light box to treat seasonal depression – HERE.
2. Sleep Disorders – Bright light therapy is probably the easiest way to fix your sleep schedule and resolve circadian rhythm sleep disorder.
As you probably know, your body has an internal clock that tells it when it’s time to be awake and when it’s time to be asleep (it controls the circadian rhythms).
This clock (located in your brain, above the area from which nerves travel to your eyes) is affected by light exposure.
When you have a circadian sleep disorder, you can’t fall asleep when you should, you have trouble waking up and you feel tired all day.
Bright light therapy is used to expose your eyes to intense (10,000 LUX), but SAFE amounts of light, in a specific wavelength and specific time.
A good dawn simulator basically re-sets your “off” body clock and in a few days your sleep schedule can be fixed.
(It works in the same way for jet lag!)
No antidepressants, no sleeping pills, no therapy. Just light.
See more about using bright light therapy box for sleep problems – HERE.
Red & Infrared Light Therapy Proven Benefits
The red light waves are “responsible” for the heat you feel when you’re out in the sun.
This heat is able to penetrate deep in your tissues, boost your blood circulation and repair and regenerate cell components.
The infrared rays also activate the production of endorphins and blocks pain-transmitting chemicals.
Spending an hour in the sun is basically one of the best drug-free ways to relieve pain!
But what about the UV rays, that can burn your skin?
A few years ago, NASA has stumbled upon an amazing discovery: Red and infrared rays can be isolated and used without UV rays.
And since red light rays boost collagen and elastin production – Red light therapy is now a very popular anti-aging tool, proven to prevent and reduce wrinkles and treat all skin ailments.
1. Pain Relief – Infrared light therapy is a proven natural pain reliever. You can use an at-home infrared light therapy device, point it to any area that causes you pain and relieve it fast – Without any side effects.
It works for anything from muscle pain, nerve pain, localized inflammation, arthritis, sciatica, herniated discs, fibromyalgia and the list goes on and on.
No pain killers, no surgeries. Just light.
See more about how to use infrared light therapy for pain – HERE.
2. Reducing Wrinkles – Red light waves are proven to regenerate skin cells – Without the expensive (and usually useless) creams, and without botox or surgical facelifts.
(Image source: Pubmed)
Visible red light easily penetrates the dermis and boosts circulation, brining more blood and nutrients to the area.
It also instigates the release of chemical messengers (cytokines). As more cytokines are produced, collagen producing cells leap into action.
The Korea National Medical Center found the remarkable ability of red light therapy to boost collagen and elastin production, leading to significant wrinkle reduction and increased skin elasticity.
A recent German study has found that after 9 weeks of daily treatment, participants had a noticeable reduction in wrinkles. The LED red therapy led to rejuvenated, younger-looking, and more resilient skin.
No botox, no facelifts, no expensive creams. Just light.
More about the proven benefits of red light skin therapy (That’ll blow your mind) – Is HERE.
3. Scar Removal, Redness, Eczema – The power of red light was originally harnessed by NASA, which proved that it helped to heal wounds and burns faster.
Red light boosts circulation and “pushes” healing nutrients to the area. This makes it a proven non-invasive, toxin-free treatment for scars, eczema, acne, rosacea and redness.
Biologists have found that cells exposed to near-infrared light from LEDs, which is energy just outside the visible range, grow150 to 200 percent faster than cells not stimulated by such light. The light arrays increase energy inside cells that speeds up the healing process.
No toxic creams, no drugs. Just light.
See more about using red light therapy for skin problems HERE.
3. Effortless Detox – One of the most overlooked ways to eliminate toxins from your body is through the skin, which offers a vast exit root poisons trapped in our body (making you sick and exhausted).
Did you know? Infrared Sauna Therapy has also been used as a part of the detoxification therapy for Police Officers in Utah suffering from Chemical Exposures during their law enforcement activity. (Source)
Infrared light therapy makes you sweat like nothing else.
But unlike a regular sauna, where you suffer from the humidity, The volume of sweat produced in the far-infrared sauna is two or three times the sweat volume of a conventional sauna, yet it operates at much cooler temperature range (About 110-130° F, compared with 180-235° F in a regular sauna).
See more about how to effortlessly detox your entire body at home – Using an infrared sauna blanket – HERE.
Blue Light Therapy Proven Benefits
Did you know that blue light rays can effectively destroy acne-causing bacteria?
For example, this study has found a significant reduction in acne lesions, blackheads and white heads after self-application of blue light therapy.
And when you combine the bacteria-killing affect of blue light therapy with the anti-inflammation affect of red light therapy – You get a powerful, drug free complete acne treatment, which you can do at home by yourself – Any time.
No antibiotics, no Benzoyle Peroxide, no crazy cleaning routines. Just light.
See more about how to use blue light therapy to get rid of acne HERE.
(By the way, Blue light therapy is so effective at destroying bacteria, that it can even save your life post surgery, by preventing post-surgery infections!.)
Ever wonder why so many people use the phrases “You light up my life”, or “I am enlightened”?
I think that now you know.
Light therapy is the medicine of the future. The different light waves make a powerful natural treatment for just about anything – Without any side effects.
Use red light therapy to rejuvenate your skin – reduce wrinkles, remove scars, redness and blemishes – Without drugs.
Use infrared light therapy to banish your pain – For good.
Use blue light therapy to destroy acne and infections.
Use bright light therapy to combat SAD and depression and fix your sleep problems – Without pills.
We have to stop hiding from the sun.
The healing energy of light is more powerful than drugs, surgeries and psychotherapy. It’s humanity’s oldest and best friend.
To your health & happiness,
What about you? Did you ever try using light therapy for your health issues? Tell me about it in the comments, o.k.?:)
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